Russia to resume flights to Egypt ending hiatus for 2015 bombing

see also MOSCOW — Russia’s transportation minister says flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo are to resume in February after a two-year hiatus. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after an Islamic State bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224

Russian missile system could violate Cold War treaty: NATO

BRUSSELS — NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty. The U.S.-led military alliance said in a statement that “allies have identified a Russian missile system that raises

MP slams ’inadequate’ Twitter probe into Russian referendum meddling

A TWITTER probe into interference by Moscow in the Brexit referendum has been slammed as inadequate. The social media firm claimed Russian trolls paid for just six adverts to sway the vote. But MPs investigating fake news last night hit out at the internal investigation. Tory Damian Collins said: “The information

Russian lawyer behind Trump Jr. meeting calls into NY court

The shady Russian lawyer who once went to Trump Tower claiming she had dirt on Hillary Clinton made another appearance in Manhattan Thursday — this time phoning in to Manhattan court. Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya — who got Donald Trump Jr.’s hopes up about Clinton dirt and then rambled about

Trump thanks Putin for kind words about US economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made Thursday “acknowledging America’s strong economic performance,” the White House said. see also The two presidents spoke by phone following Putin’s annual press conference in Moscow. Trump and Putin also discussed ways to work together to address North

Putin says fabricated spymania ‘dealing a blow’ to US politics

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump’s opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day. Putin also praised the U.S. president for what he said were his

Team Trump pushing for second special counsel in Russia probe

Citing “obvious conflicts of interest,” President Trump’s legal team is pushing for a new special counsel to oversee the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report. “The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious

Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at ‘terrorists’

MOSCOW – Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against “terrorists” if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Putin on Monday ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent to

Putin says he will start pulling Russian forces from Syria

MOSCOW — Declaring a victory in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. Putin’s visit marks his first trip to Syria, drawing a symbolic line under the campaign

Darwin’s theory about how England can evolve at the World Cup in Russia

GARETH SOUTHGATE’S World Cup plans are getting sum help — from a maths guru. Aussie Ben Darwin has evolved a theory about teamwork by using an algorithm created by a boffin at America’s top university, Harvard. Former rugby league international Darwin says England had the worst Teamwork Index at the

Over 200 Russia thugs free to wreck 2018 World Cup after ban blunder

HUNDREDS of Russia’s worst football thugs will be free to cause World Cup chaos following a government blunder. Russian officials barred 391 hardcore yobs from games amid fears of attacks on rival fans. But many bans end before next summer’s big kick-off. The mum of one England fan left brain-damaged

Zach Braff Has Learned He’s ‘The Face Of Russian Boner Problems’

It’s been seven years since Zach Braff cured ailments on “Scrubs,” but at least he’s not forgotten: The actor’s well-coiffed likeness is apparently being used in a Russian-language ad for a medical treatment. On Wednesday, Braff tweeted a grainy image of the ad, which inexplicably features a cutout of

US may sanction Russian firms that built banned missile

The Trump administration is considering new sanctions to make sure Russia abides by the terms of a 1987 nuclear-arms treaty that limits intermediate-range missiles. Russian companies that helped develop a new version of a banned cruise missile will bear the brunt of the sanctions being weighed by the Commerce

Hope Hicks reportedly contacted by Russians during Trump transition

The feds warned President Trump’s close aide Hope Hicks that Russian operatives had repeatedly tried to contact her during the presidential transition, a new report said Friday. The Russian’s attempt to contact Hicks, now the White House communications director, demonstrate that even after the US intelligence community warned that

Disgraced Trump aide’s fiancée says he was no ‘coffee boy’

George Papadopoulos was no mere “coffee boy” to the Trump campaign, the disgraced foreign-policy adviser’s fiancée says. Papadopoulous — who pleaded guilty to lying to the feds about his contacts with Russian officials — played an important role in the campaign, wife-to-be Simona Mangiante told ABC News in an interview

Vladimir Putin announces plan to run for re-election in 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he will officially run for office again in 2018, debunking questions and theories surrounding his delayed official announcement. Putin, whose approval ratings hover around 80 percent, is expected to sail through the election in March. Should he win again, he would become

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

In a wholly unprecedented move, on Dec. 5 the IOC — the governing body of the Olympic games — moved to ban Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a response to evidence of widespread doping. And it's not just the country's

Trump explains why he ‘fired’ Flynn

President Trump insisted again Saturday that his 2016 election campaign didn’t collude with Russia, and that he fired former national security adviser Michael Flynn because he lied to Vice President Pence. “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” Trump tweeted

FBI fires agent from Mueller probe over anti-Trump texts

An FBI investigator was fired from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the President Trump’s campaign and Russia this summer after he exchanged anti-Trump texts with a bureau lawyer with whom he was having an affair, said news reports. Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page

Trump feared for weeks that Flynn ‘turned’ on him

President Trump feared for weeks that ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn would flip and talk to the feds during their probe into the administration — and even took a thinly veiled jab at his former trusted aide in a Thanksgiving speech, according to a report Friday. As it appeared that